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of the separate body governed by a five-member commission appointed by the appo inted by t hemayor with two specific seats for the districts. the primary districts for these areas; important for the board and approved by the mayor that the district included actual residents and stakeholders the successor agency commission. s in terms of the planning commission role, it is an change of the legislation, unchanged pre-dissolution when the board adopted resolution 1112 the creators oversight, that has been peeled off because state law has required it and the state department of finance has required that this oversight body simply just do fiduciary oversight, review and approve the payment schedules and other required functions under state law and a separate body governed by the structure under the city and county of san francisco, the board appointment -- rather the mayor appointments of those five seats goals of the normal board appointment processes all other commissions and boards. the board retains its authority over the redevelopment plans. pursuant to the contracts in place. a pr
and gentlemen, there's deeper history in what we're talking about with the city government channel. i'm the one that started that, i'm not going to get the hand for that because of same things the housing authority tenants went through 20 years ago. ladies and gentlemen, i am happy, tickled not pink by black right now because most of the tenants are african-americans. i stand here as the czar of the african-american out migration. i am so happy that my supervisor in the fifth district had the courage to come forward for something 25 years ago. we brought the needs of the redevelopment to the san francisco government channel. i can't say it all right now. i am ecstatic. i am so happy that the supervisors are doing something that i call community reform. we're going to show and demonstrate not only that department, but there are several other departments that need to come before the eyes of city government. i got a unique technique call in your face. right now in your face. i have been discriminated against. yes, commissioner wiener, you can yawn all you want. i am so glad kristina stepped forwar
quickly, the tifia loans are government's eligible for the loans during the private contractors that are working with the government. both. >> i think that you are going to see... this is a setting of what is to come, judging by the amount of the increase to the tifia program, i think that we are going to see a substantial growth in the innovative program in the future, transportation bills. >> project delivery stream lining a few key things that i would like to point out. this was one of the key goals of the house republicans. map-21 expands the category exclusions so that the pedestrian projects in an existing right-of-way or less than $75 million in federal funds will recognize an expedited time line, so this will bode well for some of the smaller projects in san francisco that had serious challenged because of a prolonged review face in order to get the clearance to utilize the transportation funds. establishing the criteria to complete the major projects in four years and also authorizing program solutions for projects without changing neba. they now have delegation to admi
participated on the facilities review committee as a member of the participatory governance process at city college of san francisco. so, the building that now faces [speaker not understood] as a part of a committee that worked on the plans, actually look at how we could link the pedestrian linkages between city college and our transportation including balboa park, k line, the phelan loop area where the 49 terminates and the 8x. i also worked for five years at the los angeles county metropolitan transportation authority in the board office where metro r which is their third sales tax that provides transportation revenue for transit projects and they're looking to accelerate those projects currently with a new bond measure this upcoming year. i worked with a lot of the directors that compiled a lot of those different projects. and my first transportation job was actually as a high cooler at muni in the service planning department. so, i have a lot of transportation expertise. i work with student government on city college of san francisco and i also just have an immense desire to see a lot m
in america. and we do need government to start taking leadership around the issue. regardless of the merits of this particular proposal, one thing i want to bring to city hall is a locally sourced healthy food insurance. santa clara county recently band all vending machines from their county facilities and i think we can lead by example, whether it's city hall, hospitals or our schools we should insist on healthy foods and healthy food choices and teaching our children how to grow their own food and cooking. so i would like to see an increase in community garden and an increase in the city with leadership around this issue. >> mr. everest is this your third or fourth use of the time card? >> i know i am out of these. [ laughter ] well, if we finish early i will come back to you. >> all right. >> now a question for miss breed and mr. resignato. san francisco currently provides free or low-cost health care to residents who can't afford private health insurance and do not qualify for coverage from the state or federal government? do you agree with funding this for employees who spend less
they not reacted immediately, they would not have been in that position. unfortunately, the way city governments work, if the money is not there and you can't close with very short time frame of due diligence, it is not going to happen. even as you get down the peninsula there are multiple users who would jump at the opportunity to find, one, a building of this size. 250,000 square feet building. two, a building that size on two acres. most will sit on eight acres. so the extra land * ten is driving some of the values up. the transaction james is talking about with dbi was formerly amb building on spruce. they moved into a 177,000 foot portion of an industrial building the sfo -- you know, san francisco's airport operation had leased prior to. their rent is significant more than the rent on this deal is. so the value in the market is there. that deal was negotiated three, four years ago. that lack of supply is what drives value. that is anything in the world. whether it is a commodity, food, precious gems, whatever it is. that is what is driving the value. i understand the concept of let's take
government. we could not have done this without the 9-1/2 million dollars of recovery monies that we got through the federal government. we have herb schultz here from the department of human services federal government. they've been really at the forefront with us. certainly dan bernel representing leader pelosi. she has been really a stalwart fighter. when everybody was cutting funds, she preserved that money for us. and, of course, i've got to put out a big, big thanks to president obama because without that recovery money, we wouldn't be here talking about this today. so, thank you, president obama. (applause) >> and leader pelosi, federal partners working with our local folks here. that's how we get these things done. and then i want to just give a special shout out to dr. colvax who is here. i know he gave such you an incredible dedication when he was the head of the hiv unit while he was here. we're changing stories now that he's at the head of the national office on hiv policy and the national policy office. how wonderful he thinks of san francisco now and he has to go and intera
with student government on city college of san francisco and i also just have an immense desire to see a lot more transportation improvements in the balboa park corridor. i have a great relationship with john avalos, supervisor avalos and i continue to work with trustee issues. that is the bulk of where a lot of riders are. we need a light rail [speaker not understood]. the second highest transportation [inaudible] outside of downtown. so, that's why i submit my application for seats 1, 2, 3 or 4. i think i'm eligible for all four of those. thank you. >> thank you, mr. walker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is henry kabane. he did submit an application already. before i tell you a little bit about myself, i just want to echo what supervisor elsbernd said about dan weaver. he is awe inspiring, a legendary neighborhood advocate and he would do wonders on this committee. a little bit about myself. i'm a practicing attorney in san francisco. i live in westwood park. i have a son who is now a sophomore at [speaker not understood] high school just adjacent to the balboa park station. i
city government into the business of making home loans. this is part of what brought on the economic crisis at the federal level, fannie mae and freddie mac giving out home loans to people who couldn't afford to buy and later had their houses foreclosed. we don't know what's going to happen in the housing market for the next 30 years. i think it's foolish to set aside increasing set amounts of money for the next 3 decades when we know right now that there's thousands of people living on the streets. why not just build as many affordable units now as possible and do that by getting government out of the way with all its red tape and regulations and taxes and union work rules that increase the cost of housing. that would be a better way to get affordable housing, not bringing back this redevelopment agency with its legacy of driving african americans out of the fillmore and they had slated more than half the bay area for redevelopment before they were shut down. >> anything you'd like to add, peter? >> there's a number of assertions from my opponent that are based in a misunderstand
for on the balboa citizen's advisory committee. my city experience in terms of working with city government includes my current role at the mta citizen's advisory committee where i'm the vice-chair and also the chair of the engineering maintenance committee. i have served in the past couple of years ago as chair of the san francisco utility undergrounding task force and we succeeded in issuing a report. i've been involved for a number of years in the ocean avenue revitalization and involved in the development of the better neighborhoods plan around the balboa park bart station and ocean avenue. i'm a board member of the, probably the only property in the station area that has any nongovernment attachments to it, which is the historic geneva [speaker not understood] and power house which we're seeking to restore and occupy as a cultural center and were discussed -- that role is discussed in the balboa area plan. currently i'm serving as acting director of the ocean avenue cbd which comes right down to the entrance to the station area. in summary, i have a good understanding of muni's needs at the sta
democracy itself. these are crimes against the whole way in which we expect our government to function. and for the press to function. and so these are very serious and should be considered very seriously. and in general if you hear what i say, i am in favor of strengthening rather than weakening sunshine. thank you. >> good evening, members of the commission and members of the community. both in this room and in san francisco. i watched the ethics commission meeting final hearing on 9-1-1 and i was stunned there was no court reporter. all the way through the mirkarimi hearings there has been a court reporter. there is no way to reference transcripts on sfgtv, we know that is not a court reporter. and i was stunned that i couldn't find the minutes and whether they were in april or may. i counted seven or eight or nine or 10 meetings on minutes. that were approved at once. and i had no way to read them. i am a disabled person and representing the disabled community. and damn it all, when we can't read this stuff and running them out of a job. and elected with 10,000 more votes than ed l
we have created. public engagement is extremely important to the way we run government in san francisco. it has always been about public engagement. we need the last bodies come a different viewpoints, different economic classics -- classes, ethnicities, and regions of the city to be well-represented on everything we do because that is what makes our city great. it is that the verse you point coming together to focus -- it is that diverse viewpoint coming together to focus and figure out with the public what it is that we should do, that it is time well, well thought out, and what we need to do to show the rest of the country that this city can work itself out of the economic doldrums and into presenting hope and economic opportunity for everybody, no matter their backgrounds. we also reflect our regional values in this city in many different ways. we want to continue selecting people who will make sure government and all of our programs are open to everybody. i want to thank each and every one of the people in front of me today representing the different bodies we are about t
government to me is priority number one, because if we don't have open government throughout the whole country, we don't have [speaker not understood]. that's something that i truly will work my tail off to assure that that continues to happen. and i will promise you that i will be every energy and every [speaker not understood] official in the city a fair and open hearing. that's all i have to say. >> thank you, mr. oh -- mr. oka. have you had an opportunity to attend one of our sunshine authority task forces? this is a question for you, mr. oka. my question was have you had an opportunity to attend or listen to a sunshine ordinance task force meeting? >>> i have attended one task force meeting in the last i think 4-1/2 years. so, i have to be honest. sunshine ordinance task force is not my favorite task force to be on. i'm only being honest, because i'm not going to back away from any controversy or -- i'm certainly not afraid of any hot seat that i may be in. and i certainly am not afraid of being talked about. and people are saying what they will because people will talk. but i th
marks the very first time that any local government has gone >> technical difficulties; please stand by >> and was instrumental in the creation of proposition 8 against gay marriage and has made comments that catholic practitioners from the queer community abstein from holy community. recently the same persona apologized for his arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, behavior that he thought brought shame and disgrace on himself and the church. i wish he would issue a similar apology to the queer community. many in our community take years to accept their identity and sometimes longer still to return to their faith. these words are lacking in compassion and in many ways seem to defy the very basic principles of the new testament, values that include love, acceptance, tolerance and understanding. >> thank you, supervisor olague. supervisor campos. >> thank you very much, madam clerk. i just want to add my 2 cents to the statement by supervisor olague. we welcome the new archbishop to the city and county of san francisco. i believe that he officially takes office on thursday of this w
that the people have determined for themselves about how they wish to be governed. and one of the ways that the people would like to be governed is they would like to have a process, and have votes -- this process, whereby officials who may have already -- whom they have already elected can be removed from office if they commit official misconduct after the election. and you're here really to enforce the people's judgment that they are asking their mayor, their ethics commission, the board of supervisors, to take action, to protect them from officials who commit official misconduct. the people have also given you the mayor and the ethics commission a definition of official misconduct. it requires wrongful conduct by a public officer in relation to the duties of his or her office. now, the sheriff can test the ethics commission findings that his crime and his conviction and his sentence constitute official misconduct because he had not yet taken the oath of office when he attacked his wife. he says there's no relationship between his misconduct and the duties of his office. and he also
as consideration of draft amendments to the consideration of governing of the complaint of alleged violations of the sunshine ordinance and referrals of complaints from the sunshine ordinance task force. for those who have not read the paper copy of their own agenda. there is no indication on the paper copy that there are any documents whatsoever related to this agenda. and in fact i have in my chair next to me three documents that maybe related to this. and when you start talking about this section and that section, and decision points. are you talking about ethics commission regulations for complaints alleging violations of the sunshine ordinance? none of those words are in the agenda. or are you referring to another document called attachment "b" for regulations and enforcement proceedings. is that what are talking about? or my goodness is it this memo regarding sunshine ordinance complaints. it would be very helpful to everybody if you not only listed on the written agenda what the documents are that in question. but which ones are you talking about. so out of the dozens of pages we can f
of the things that, in the good government guide, the city attorney has recommended the commissions grapple with this issue and think about having policies about e-mail, texting and communications because of their ability to be easily forwarded by other individuals. does that answer your question? >> i am going to request from our attorney any information related to what we just kind of flushed out. the forwarding. because if someone is not acting with our agency, then i don't think they can attend a meeting for us. so i'm real curious about the priority. we're all engaging in those electronic communications. that's something that piqued my interest. >> i just said -- i would recommend we have a conversation about that because it seems highly unusual to me that a third party can somehow without our knowledge, create liability under the sunshine ordinance and put us into a meeting together. but i understand why we would want to avoid that outcome, i'm requesting that specific information so that we can have the liberty of reviewing. >> i would be happy to provide the background on the meetin
is completed; we are reviewing it as part of the local government responsibilities. the second item at the hpc is a confirmation of the nomination of the -- building located in the sunset district. in my last report the building was occupied by henry dolger in the soffit area for over 40 years, significant not only by the association with mr. dolger but also by -- the deco design. hpc unanimously approved a nomination, schedule for a final vote by the board of supervisors sometimes before the end of this year. that concludes my report. i'm happy to answer questions. >> mr. fry, could you clarify something for me? i've been the recipient of a number of phone calls, not dolger but the previous one. didn't the hpc take action about the boundaries of what the historic district should be? >> at yesterday's hearing ? >> previously. >> the phc revisit took action on the boundaries of the survey but we have not seen any national registration justification; the hpc the planning department hasn't commented on those boundaries at the time. >> then how is it that the planning staff can take a po
to build that spirit out. and that spirit, the collaboration, that volunteerism will push us in government to do the right policies and open up more government were to the ideas that our neighborhoods have about building strong cities. thank you for being here. i want to thank all the sponsors from the hilton who is hosting as here to all the organizations, to our partners in ecology, the think tanks that help keep us going and give us better ideas around the country as how we can do it. today, we are 70% recycling, -- 78% recycling, the highest in the nation. i hope we will get 2 1/2% with your help. thank you very much. [applause] stupak >> welcome to "culturewire." today we are at recology. they are celebrate 20 years of one of the most incredibly unique artist residency programs. we are here to learn more from one of the resident artists. welcome to the show, deborah. tell us how this program began 20 years ago. >> the program began 20 years ago. our founder was an environmentalist and an activist and an artist in the 1970's. she started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she
government can do and we really need to begin to hold our private partners accessible. if you are truly look to recruel talented african-americans to come and live in this city, to work for our corporations, to establish businesses then we need to go and speak to them where they are. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor olague? >> yes, i just wanted to thank supervisor cohen for her comments. because we don't talk about inmigration enough and then sometimes when we have talked about the local hiring around construction, i wonder how do we make sure some that some of those folks from the community, who have been displaced or who are part of the outmigration, how can they access some of those jobs? so i think there are more conversations that we need to have around that sort of thing, but thank you for your comments. >> thank you. >> i think that my understanding is that this gentleman asked about the who is being excluded from the right to return legislation? i think the only households that i understand would be excluded would be those who have been evicted. so if you have not been evi
're not going to move backwards. we have to move forward and i want our city government to move forward at the same time. something that i had hoped not to see on the ballot, an effort to tear down our hetch hetchy and question whether and where we would ever get the cleanest water this country has from the hetch hetchy source. i have said over and over again this dangerous and misguided effort, it will be disasterous for our economy and some people out there are sulgting we can tear down this dam and still get enough water for our residents and businesses and i tell you, that's simply not true and it is insane. (applause). now, that's what's going on. what about looking forward? since this is a breakfast, to look forward. major development projects like forced cities 5m project to preserve the ionic chronicle building and preserve 4 acres of underutilized parking lots and industrial structures into an urban mixed use campus, we are getting that done. the muscone expansion project will assure our convention center remains a linchpin of our city's tourism sector and you know we have
the first round allowed for redevelopment and successor agencies to be part and parcel of city government or county government, depending on the jurisdiction, this round of legislation literally requires them to be separate from city and county. as of the effective date of this legislation, the successor agency is technically a separate entity from the city. in addition, the legislation that the mayor put forward that the board passed would create a separate board so there would be two entities. the oversight board i sit on would continue to exist but only be responsible for the fiduciary you responsibilities, the financial obligations if you recall what is called the recognized obligation payment schedule that we are required to submit to the state every six months. the second board would be composed of citizens appointed by the mayor, endorsed by the board, which would review entitlements, review projects and somewhat of the same capacity the former redevelopment commission board did. again, this is the result of -- to be honest, changing their mind on these things. we are constantly sh
to be cognizant of the city and the county and the government how we can make sure we're spreading the wealth to areas that really need it in san francisco. that's my other comment. thanks. >> thank you, supervisor avalos. supervisor mar. >> thank you. colleagues, today i'm introducing a resolution calling on the board to support proposition 30 and 38 on the state ballot. the state has clearly failed to adequately fund our schools. the lack of funding at the state level has led -- and de funding over the past few years has led to tare plenty did you say reduction in class or increases in class sizes, laying off of our dedicated teachers and staff, and hurting of opportunities for higher education and better jobs for many other young people. these two ballot measures, the so-called governor's revenue measure 30 and the mollie monger prop 38 supported by the california pta and san francisco based president carol of the pta. these two ballots will do wonders to help prevent cuts and restore todayctionving we lost and make sure the wealthiest pay their fair share for the state and our schools. al
break out here and we weren't getting a lot of support from the federal government and the state government. and this city did what we often do here. we pulled together and we got it done. and we took care of our community and we developed innovative ways for prevention and for treatment and for making sure that people living with the disease had access to services. and fast forward 30 years, and this city continues to lead. and continues to be innovative and continues to be a beacon frankly to the rest of the world in terms of addressing the epidemic. and i wrote -- mayor lee mentioned it before, but i really want to stress how important it was when we lost $7 million in federal money in prevention and care money. and let me tell you, i remember supervisor campos and i sitting down and looking at each other, what are we going to do? this is a disaster. and we went and spoke with the mayor. mayor lee didn't even blink, and he restored in his budget all of that money. some mayors may have restored half of it and let the board scramble to find cuts or other readjustments to make u
, welcome, mayor, and i look forward to not only signing the semlu, and our visits of our various government officials as well as private citizens to continue instigating wonderful ideas and implementing ideas, and with that, i would like to present to you on behalf of our city and to the mayor -- >> as everybody knows, we did have our 77th anniversary of the golden gate bridge, not quite as old as some of the things in paris, and so this is a set of prints, there's many of them. >> oh, i love the golden gate. >> so beautiful. >> celebrating our 77th anniversary. >> so, we give you this, in order the take it home, you have to walk across the bridge. [laughter]. >> i can do it. [laughter]. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> of course, our pleasure. >> yes, dear friends, i'm very happy to be back in san francisco because charlotte waits for me. [laughter]. >> i [inaudible] charlotte and i don't go in san francisco six years ago, so my english is very bad, and i am going to speak french. (speaking french). >> i'm very happy to be here again. first of all, because san francisco and paris are both ve
can't move that fast in government to do large real estate transactions. we are unable to do it to acquire it while it was on the market. while we agree that purchasing would be preferable generally to leasing, and we have been moving out of lease space over the years. i think we have provided information to your offices to that effect, we don't see a viable purchase option out there. as the budget analyst report said, this appears to be the best option. i think that was on the -- in the summary of the budget analyst report. at least the best option for lease space. there was concern raised by the budget analyst i think appropriately if we were to execute the option to enable the landlord to undertake improvements for us in the second phase, the first phase they cover at their cost but the second as an option where we could have them do it and finance it for us. that the interest cost was too high and probably not in the best interest of the agency, we agree with that. and finally a recommendation or concern raised that this causes a six-month overlap where we will be paying
, but they will not disable your phone or at&t. unfortunately i'm afraid government is going to have to step in and say you must do this or we will sue you. there is lots of police time and energy and worse, there are many, many citizens who are getting really badly hurt for their iphones and their ipads. >> thank you, mr. resignato. >> i'm going to go back to transit issues. i think we need to double down on being a transit-first city, which means improving muni, so it's a viable transit option for everybody. i agree with increasing bike access and even experting with sunday streets, which is closing off a lot of your streets to car traffic. i think it's a great model, but i also think we have to do the simple things like fix the roads and sidewalks. there are a lot of places in district 5 where the sidewalks are in disrepair. i have had several friends who have tripped and fallen, but really who that impacts the most are the elderly and the disabled, who have a hard enough time getting around, let alone if the sidewalk is messed up. transit issues are important and i would like to see those things worke
by units produced by the market in the 120 and 150 and below that are not restricted by government. so one of the dexts in terms of dashboard is how would you identify those restricted from 120 and above? if there is not some sort of obligation nsr or grant and regulatory restriction in and how would the planning department measure that target? would the developer short of self-declare that they are intented to market it the a certain level and the planning department would try to back that into a category for the purposes of the dashboard? so this is a long way of saying that the 120 standard is just based upon sort of the general rena standards people have had sort of positions up-and-down about how accurate the rena goals are? and how achievable those goals are? but just to give you some background, that they are related tot fact that that was a standard for determining affordable housing under the state law. >> thank you. supervisor cohen. >> >> the 120 makes sense. >> and how do you estimate 120-150 with different other advice from the mayor's office of housing as well. so if
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